Juan Francisco Garamendi Bragado
Senior Research ML Scientist
Juan Fco. is a researcher and engineer with specialization in applied mathematics and image processing. Before joining benshi.ai, he was an Associate Professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona where he led numerous student projects in the Computer Vision Master's degree program. He also conducted research in the areas of 3D Motion estimation from lightfield images, video processing and neuroimage.
Prior to his university position, he worked at Photoslurp as a Computer Vision Engineer and Artificial Intelligence expert in social media intelligence and synthetic image generation. Likewise, he worked as an Artificial Intelligence Engineer at Rational Pixels where he built an occlusion detection engine.
Juan Fco. holds a PhD in Computer Science and Mathematical Modelling from Universidad Rey Juan Carlos in Madrid, focusing on medical image processing and numerical analysis. His research was about numerical modeling diffusion processes in magnetic resonance images using partial differential equations and techniques from fluid mechanics.
He did his postdoctoral research at the Visages Research Unit of the Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique (INRIA), Rennes Campus, France, where he contributed to the Neurospin team's study of parkinsonian syndromes. Juan Fco. also holds a M. Eng degree in Computer Science and a BSc. in Computer Engineering, both from Universidad Politécnica, Madrid.
A co-author of more than 30 peer-reviewed articles, published in international journals and conferences, Juan Fco. also holds 3 joint patents in the field of image and video processing.
In his spare time, he enjoys spending time in nature, taking part in ultracycling events, and traveling on his steel bike and documenting his adventures with his camera.